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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Today’s fun winter card features the Baby, It’s Cold Outside stamp set from Evelin T Designs’ latest release. I just love this big illustration of a monster sledding! I haven’t been sledding in ages and the monster’s excitement makes me want to go, except I’m getting old and can’t tolerate the cold much anymore so maybe not. LOL

I started this card by selecting distress ink colours for my image. Then I stamped the images and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I die cut the background from a retired arch die. If you’re looking for something similar, I’ve provided an alternate in the supply links on my blog.

I also stamped tiny snowflakes with Versamark Watermark ink before ink blending the background with three shades of blue distress ink. I watercoloured the image, dried it with my heat tool and fussy cut it. To create the shaker, I added acetate to the front panel and used foam tape to build walls to house the sequins and seed beads.

I love this idea for winter cards in lieu of holiday cards or in addition to Christmas cards. No doubt, this winter will feel extra long and we can all use as much happy mail as possible! I’m tempted to make a bunch of these in different colours.

Please visit my blog post, Instagram feed and YouTube channel for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Silent Night…

Hello Evelin T Designs friends, Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card that I created using the new Pup-tastic Christmas and Be Merry stamp sets. I did a little masking magic with these sweet images. It is the cutest caroling group ever.

I first stamped all the images and used masking magic so the images look as one stamp set. I kept the masking tape on so I could create this fun background. I first blended Ranger Oxide inks Worn Lipstick and Tumbled glass then added this fun stencil using Cracked Pistachio.

I peeled the masking tape and colored the images with Copic sketch markers. Once it was all colored I splattered a bit of Copic opaque to give the look of snow. Finishing up with stamping the notes and sentiment from the Pup-tastic Christmas stamp set.

I thought I was missing something so I added this fun striped strip of designer paper to the bottom. That completed the look that I was going for.

Well that is all for today.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Season’s Greetings

Happy Monday! It’s Amy here with a bit of a caffeinated card design that I designed especially for the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Evelin T Designs is one of the Super Sponsors for this event. Link up a caffeinated design for a chance to win.

My project uses images from the Be Merry set. The images have been stamped on Bristol and colored with Karin brushmarkers. I tend to be a copic girl but love the look of watercoloring.

The sentiment is from the Season’s Greeting set.

The background is a blended Distress Oxide one by Kristina Werner:

Antique Linen | Dried Marigold | Crackling Campfire

If you’re new to ink blending, I highly recommend the Distress Oxides and Bristol paper. Distress Oxides are much more forgiving the the original Distress Inks. By also using the blending brushes and Bristol paper, it makes the color transition a bit more seamless. I could never get the foam applicators to work for me.

I hope you have an amazing week!

Amy

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2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday, friends!

Today we have a special post for you. We are participating in the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Evelin T Designs is sponsoring two (2) $10 Gift Certificates. One for the Hop and one for the Flash Prize!

For this Hop, I am sharing a card I made with our Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit. This kit contains individual images as well as ready-to-print-and-color images. It is perfect for anyone who wants to build their own scene and also for those who wants to just print-and-color!

To create this card, I used one of the ready-to-print-and-color files. Firstly, I adjusted the printing to 12% opacity and used watercolor cardstock to print this image. I wanted the image to be lightly printed so that I can create no-line coloring effect.

Next, I applied watercolor washes to the whole image to create a background color. To add depth and details to the image, I used Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils.

Then, I used Posca paint pens to color the Christmas decorations. It is an acrylic paint pen so the color remains opaque on top of the watercolor. Finally, I applied Stickles to add glitter to the decorations. I like that all I needed to create this card was to print it out and cut it into size for coloring.

Coloring this was a much needed stress-reliever from the Silverado Fire evacuation and well, 2020 as a whole.

Fun News …

This Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit can be yours FREE with purchase.

For purchases above $75, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards AND the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Kit. Please add the Digital Kit into your cart and apply coupon code COZY2020 before checking out.

*Eligible orders must include at least one stamp from the New Release. FREE GIFTS with Purchase is valid from October 28th to November 11th.

I hope you enjoyed this card I created with our Digital Stamp kit. For all the details of the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Blog Hop and prizes, do head on over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

Supplies List

Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work.

1. Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit
2. Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Set
3. Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
4. Posca Paint Pens
5. Stickles
6. Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
7. Kokuyo Tape Liner

Thank you all for joining the Hop.
Have a great day!


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Winners of Winter/Christmas Release

Happy Thursday, friends!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Winter/Christmas Release last week. I would also like to thank you for your tremendous support. We are sold out of some of our designs but re-stock will be available soon. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when our designs are back in stock.

I am so grateful and thankful to each and everyone of you for your patience and prayers when my family had to evacuate from the Silverado Fires right when we were preparing for our Release. It was a miracle that our community was spared. The fire was burning right up to the sidewalk!

All the orders has since been lovingly packed and shipped and I hope that some of you may have received them already. Can’t wait to see what you created with them. Please tag us #evelintdesigns when you post on social media so that we can see them too.

And now, let us Congratulate our winners for this Release. You have both won a $15 Gift Certificate each. Please email hello@evelintdesigns.com to claim your gift code*

*p/s: You have 2 weeks to claim your gift code. Thank you!

Have a wonderful day!


– Evelin

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Preparing for Documenting December with Patricia

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends! I hope you have been enjoying the Winter/Christmas release and took advantage of the offers during release! I’m using them in my upcoming December album. Let me show you how I am planning and prepping to use them.

I’m using the Pup-Tastic Christmas, Winter Magic, and Be Merry sets. Like all of Evelin T Designs’ sets, she has some great little images. I’ve used some of them on cards I plan on using in my album. With those little details added, I stamped out a few of the larger images and colored them with Faber-Castel Polychromos Pencils, and fussy cut them out.

So now I have many ways that I can add these images ready to use in my album as I document in December! I knew I had to include the Pup-Tastic Christmas. My daughter started choir at school. Hoping they will do something for the holidays if all goes well!

Thank you so much for stopping by and let us know if you plan to use the new sets for cards or for your documenting!

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Winter/Christmas Release | Available Now!

Hello friends! We are super excited to announce that all of the 5 new stamp sets are now available and are shipping. You can find them in the NEW RELEASE section of the shop.

Here’s a re-cap of all the new goodies PLUS, don’t forget that you can add the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit for FREE with your $75 order (use code COZY2020). You will get the Coloring Cards included for free with your orders above $60 automatically. This promotion is valid from today until November 11th or while stocks lasts.

I created some cards with the sets we debut yesterday.

My first card features hedgehogs from Be Merry. To create this card, I stamped the little tambourine playing hedgehog and the Christmas toadstool directly onto the white cardstock. Then, I stamped the hedgehog holding the music book on a separate piece of cardstock, colored him with colored pencils before fussy-cutting him out.

Next, I colored all the rest of the elements with colored pencils. Using the MISTI, I stamped the music notes and the sentiment ‘Be Merry’ directly onto the cardstock. After that, I added stickles to the Christmas lights around the toadstool. Finally, I used foam tape to pop the last hedgehog onto the card to create dimension.

For this next card featuring Winter Magic, I wanted to create a scene where a couple of critter pals are high up in the sky with the moon. Firstly, I placed all the stamps I wanted to create this scene on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I stamped them one at a time using small acrylic blocks. Next, I applied masking fluid on all the stamped images to protect the images while I paint. After that, I used a flat brush to paint the night sky after the masking fluid is dried.

Remove the masking fluid after the watercolor is dry. You can use a hairdryer to hasten the drying process. Subsequently, I watercolored the moon, fox and penguin pals and the stars. Finally, I used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to the watercolored images. To complete the card and add sparkles, I used stickles on the stars and clouds.

BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY details

If you missed our Blog post yesterday, you will want to check it out! We started our Blog Hop yesterday with all the Giveaway details posted over there as well.

Also, all of our new stamps are now live and listed in the NEW RELEASE section of our shop. You will also be able to see all project images for inspiration when you click on each product. We hope this will help make your shopping decisions easier!

Happy Hopping, Shopping and have a great day!

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Peonies with a Touch of Gold

 Hello my fabulous friends!

Kassi here, and I’m back with another guest design project! Today I’m mixing watercolors and foil again, for an elegant look that is SUPER easy to achieve! Let’s take a look!

Today I’m working with the absolutely beautiful With Love, Peonies digi stamp. Isn’t it a stunning floral?!?!

I printed this GORGEOUS peony image onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock using a laser printer. From there, I did some super basic watercoloring.  One of thing about watercolors is that imperfections can add to the overall effect… so don’t overthink it! Just have fun!

Bristol is technically a paper designed to be used with pen and ink, not watercolors, so it can’t handle too much water or overworking the areas. If you are using traditional watercolors, you’ll want to keep that in mind. My printer doesn’t like printing on my nice thick watercolor paper though, so I make do with this.

After everything was completely dry, I ran it through my  laminator with some gold heat reactive foil. The foil sticks to the toner lines, giving a beautiful foiled outline to the flowers. 

One thing I noticed when foiling on Bristol cardstock is that when you have really thin lines, sometimes part of the line will flake off.. I think this is because the toner can’t set as well into the Bristol paper, so sometimes it flakes off a little instead of just adhering the foil… however, I really like the slightly distressed look. It makes it twinkle when it hits the light instead of just flash! So embrace the imperfections!

Thanks for letting me share some watercolored inspiration with you this month! Be sure to check out Evelin T Designs website to see the full line of clear and digital stamps, as well as lots more amazing inspiration! 

hugs!
~Kassi

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 2 & Blog Hop

Ready for Day 2 of our Winter/Christmas Release? This post is going to be a long one because we will be starting our Blog Hop today, which means there will be Giveaway details as well. We will also FREE Gifts with purchase (YES!!) for this Release and info on how you can get them.

So, grab your favorite beverage of choice and let’s get cozy.

We’ll start by introducing the next 3 stamp sets debuting today.

First, we have Be Merry

I have always loved hedgehogs and what better time to add some hedgehogs to our line-up than during this most wonderful time of the year! I particularly enjoyed illustrating the Christmas toadstool instead of a tree. It does make this set extra fun, right?

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – eight (8) images + three (3) words/sentiments

Next we have Winter Magic

This set is actually inspired by an illustration I did a couple of years ago of a couple of critter friends flying up to the moon and just being happy! I love that illustration so much that I decided to update it and make it into a stamp set to share it with you too 🙂

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eighteen (18) stamps – fifteen (15) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And finally, we have our first full sentiment set Season’s Greetings

This set features season’s greetings with a mix of type, brush lettering and handwritten sentiments by Evelin. There are so many useful sentiments that you can use to accompany the other stamp sets in our Christmas/Winter releases. You can use them to create gift tags as well or even backgrounds!

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – twenty-one (21) words/sentiments

FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

To make this Release extra special and also to thank you all for being so supportive of my small business, I have designed an exclusive Digital Stamp Kit as well as Coloring cards to be included in your eligible orders*.

Here is a look at the Cozy Hedgehogs digital stamp kit and Coloring cards:

The Coloring cards are A2 sized, Copic-friendly and can take light washes of watercolor. They are ready to be colored and adhered to your cardstock.

As for the Digital stamp kit, it includes individual stamp files AND also ready-to-print-and-color files, as well as ‘build your own scene’ files. The ready-to-print-and-color-files are perfect for those who like the ease of just printing and coloring without ‘creating their own scene’ digitally. As for the background scenes, you can pair it with digital stamps from this kit or with other stamps.

I am so excited for the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit because this is the first time we are offering a kit like this and I hope that you will like it!

How to get your FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

For purchases above $60, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards. These will be automatically added into your eligible order* before shipping (while stocks last).

For purchases above $75, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards AND the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Kit. Please add the Digital Kit into your cart and apply coupon code COZY2020 before checking out.

*Eligible orders must include at least one stamp from the New Release. FREE GIFTS with Purchase is valid from October 28th to November 11th.

BLOG HOP sneaks

For this release, we have an inspiring blog hop with our amazing team of Designers and our welcomed Guest. Here is a sneak of what you will see as you Hop along with us:

This is just a small peek into what you will see as you hop along! You are going to get to see a lot of projects using our new stamps that the Designers have lovingly created.

GIVEAWAY details

We are giving away two (2) $15 Gift Certificates to celebrate this Release.

You have not one but 5 chances to win! You can do as many or as few entries as you want. Remember that if you take advantage of all 5 chances to win, you will have commented on this blog post 5 times. Each comment = a separate chance.

Ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this blog post and tell us which stamp set is your favorite or which Designers’ style inspired you.
  2. Sign up to be on our email mailing list. Leave a comment after you have done so. (If you are already on our mailing list, let us know! And thank you.)
  3. Join us on Facebook. Did you know we have a Facebook Fan Club? Leave a comment that you joined us on our Facebook Group. (If you already joined us on Facebook, let us know! And thank you.)
  4. Follow us on Instagram. Leave a comment that you follow us. (If you already follow us on Instagram, let us know! And thank you.)
  5. Share about Evelin T Designs’ Winter/Christmas 2020 Release on Facebook, your blog or Instagram (remember to tag us #evelintdesigns). Leave a comment that you shared and thank you.

You have until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 to enter.

The winners of our Winter/Christmas 2020 Release Giveaway will be announced on Thursday, November 5th, 2020. Remember to check back here for the winners post. You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

BLOG HOP Link List

Alright, now let’s start Hopping!

EVELIN T DESIGNS BLOG <- You are Here!
AMY TSURUTA
EMILY LEIPHART
ANNETTE ALLEN
PATRICIA ROEBUCK
HEATHER HOFFMAN
SANDY ALLNOCK

Happy hopping along your way and have a wonderful day!

Our Winter/Christmas Release will be AVAILABLE tonight 12am EST, October 28th. Also check back here tomorrow as I share the cards I created with the sets from today’s debut!

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 1

Hello friends, time for another Release! We have 5 new stamp sets for our Winter/Christmas Release and I am so excited to share the first 2 sets with you.

First up, we have Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Early this year, we went up to the mountains to enjoy the snow. I sled for the first time in my life and what will also be my last. Oh my! It sure was fun and adrenaline-filled but my poor back cannot sustain the constant bumping down the hill. It got so painful at one point that I just flipped myself off the sled… but my son enjoyed it and he looked so cute sledding down the hill which inspired the sledding Munster. And of course, how can you go to a snow mountain and not have a snowball fight? haha.

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – seven (7) images + four (4) words/sentiments

Next, we have Pup-tastic Christmas

The inspiration for this second set started with the Snow Angel Corgi and how my husband always thought Corgis are super cute with their short legs and yes, we love cats too, so a cat must be included!

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes nine (9) stamps – six (6) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And now, let’s see the stamps in action!

For this card featuring Baby, It’s Cold Outside, I drew slopes on my white cardstock with a light pencil and cut it out using my trusty cutterpede scissors. After cutting the slopes, I added faux stitching lines using a light blue colored pencils to add interest. I stamped my sledding Munster unto white cardstock and colored it with my prismacolor colored pencils. To create depth, I layer the colors until I achieve the effect I wanted. I also used a white jelly roll to add highlights to the Munster and sled.

I used the MISTI to position where I wanted to stamp the sentiment and stamped it a couple of times to get a crisp, dark image. After that, I decided where I wanted the slopes to be positioned on the card and adhered the furthermost piece with glue. I colored in the trees with colored pencils to set the scene. Then, I used foam tape to pop the next two layers of slope and my adorable Munster. To finish off the card, I added stickles on the slopes and the front part of the sled to add some sparkles. Lastly, I added stars sequins to complete the card.

I decided to create a shaker card with the Snow Angel Corgi from Pup-tastic Christmas. First, I die-cut the circle and the sentiment ‘Merry + Bright’. Next, I adhered a clear acetate onto the back of the cardstock I just die-cut. Then, I used the MISTI to position my corgi and stamp it directly on the card base. To color the corgi, I used colored pencils. After that, all I had to do was to add in sequins and adhere the top of the shaker card element with foam tape.

The ‘joy JOY joy’ sentiment is from another new set we will debut tomorrow. I stamped it onto white cardstock and cut it out into the shape of a banner. Finally, I just glued it down on the card and added star sequins to add more fun!

INSPIRATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM

Amy Tsuruta

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Annette Allen

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Emily Leiphart

CLICK HERE to see more from Emily

Heather Hoffman

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather

Patricia Roebuck

CLICK HERE to see more from Patricia

We also have a very special Guest joining us for this Release, and it’s none other than Sandy Allnock! We love how every card she makes turns out to be little pieces of art.

CLICK HERE to see more from Sandy

I hope that you have been inspired by all the creations that the Design Team has put together to showcase these two sets.

Remember to check back here tomorrow as we continue to debut our Winter/Christmas Release. For the first time ever, we will also have FREE GIFTS with Purchase.

Find out what they are, how you can snag them as well as how you can participate in our Hop and stand a chance to win at our Release Giveaway!

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin